If you have read the front page you will have seen that a couple of new Christmas time scare attractions have recently been announced . Here in the UK, the telling of ghost stories has always been a Christmas tradition and it's interesting to see that it's never really be done before.
The nearest we have had to a Christmas attraction was the brilliant Ebenezer's Haunted tower at Warwick Castle. Obviously based on characters from A Christmas Carol, this show was set around Christmas but based everything else on characters from literature. The result ? an engaging and fun show, but nothing really Christmassy
Unlike Ghosts of Christmas which has scare characters based around traditional christmas favourites such as elves, toys, the North Pole and of course the very mean and (possibly) drunken Santa Claws! Check out the details of our exclusive discounted performances on Dec 11th
Also coming up is Silent Night a fun but scary run round Bristol from the makers of 2.8 Hours. This attraction also looks set to subvert a few Christmas favourites . Tickets are limited and going very fast.
So what does this mean for other scare producers out there? Is the industry sitting back and waiting to see how successful these are before venturing into the "out of season scare" market more? I am aware of a number of different products currently on the boil which we can expect to hear about very soon.
So maybe this is true. A scare attraction is for life , not just for halloween!
Happy Christmas to you all and dont forget to check back for a VERY exciting announcement at the end of the year.
Many of you will know me already. My name is Michael Bolton and I am passionate about Scare Attractions and being scared. I have been visiting and reviewing attractions since 2002. Why not come along on one of our trips and have a scream?